Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Car Wash Simulator Announced

Honestly, I wouldn't normally link a Car Wash Simulator announcement like this had it not been for Blue's News' awesome "Working at the car wash blues" reference (us old folk gotta stick together 👴). This quote from the developer killed me:

Earn your money honestly, or accept shady deals for larger sums. It may be worth the risk, but remember to be thorough, because the local authorities might want to drop by for an unexpected visit.

Fallout 76 Review: Atomic Waste

Hearing "many steps backwards" and "cash grab" when describing a game is never a good sign.

It's always tough reviewing a live service game because they can change over time and don't remain static. Bethesda has and will continue to evolve Fallout 76 with new updates, and our review is based on the early version of the game. Our review has taken a while because the game is so genuinely frustrating to play and consistently reminds us what happens when companies opt for quick cash grabs.

Arctic BioniX P120 and P140 Review

OCInside has Arctic's BioniX P120 and P140 fans in-house for a little review action today. Hit the link for the complete review. Here's a quote to get you started:

Today we tested on the new Arctic BioniX P fans in 120mm and 140mm. In contrast to the previously tested Arctic BioniX F120 and F140 fans, the Arctic BioniX P120 and P140 fans are optimized for static pressure, offer a 0dB mode and some technical improvements. We are curious how the fans will perform in practice.

Darksiders III Review

Our friends at Overclockers Club have posted a review of Darksiders III.

Again we are playing as one of the Horsemen, but this time it is Fury, sister to the other three and desperately wanting to prove herself the strongest among them. The Charred Council, a cosmic body that exists to protect the balance of the universe, is the master of the Horsemen and is now giving Fury her chance to prove herself as she must hunt down the Seven Deadly Sins.

How GPUs Power the NORAD Santa Tracker

Santa Claus monitors children everywhere, watching to see who’s naughty and who’s nice. But someone has to keep an eye on Santa, too. NORAD diligently monitors North American skies year-round for missiles, planes and other airborne objects. On Christmas Eve that includes Saint Nick, whose sleigh it tracks from the moment it lifts off.

Headquartered at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado, NORAD — the North American Aerospace Defense Command — tracks Santa using Cesium. The open-source WebGL globe and map engine maintained by Analytical Graphics is widely used for visualizing fast-changing data. The Exton, Pa., firm has worked with NORAD since 1997 on the effort. When paired with the latest internet browsers, WebGL can take advantage of powerful NVIDIA GPUs to render images based on NORAD’s real-time data in stunning detail.

NVIDIA Announces Upcoming Event for Financial Community

NVIDIA will present at the following event for the financial community:

J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference

  • Thursday, Jan. 10, at 8:30 a.m. Pacific time

Interested parties can listen to the live audio webcast of NVIDIA’s presentation at this event, available on the NVIDIA website at A replay of the webcast will be available for 90 days afterward.

GOAT Uses AI to Stomp Out Fake Air Jordan and Adidas Yeezy Sneakers

Sneaker aficionados invest hundreds of dollars into rare Nike Air Jordans and the hottest Kanye West Adidas Yeezys. But scoring an authentic pair amid a crush of counterfeits is no slam dunk. Culver City, Calif., startup GOAT (a nod to the sports shorthand for “greatest of all time”) operates the world’s largest sneaker marketplace that uses AI to stomp out fakes. The company offers a seal of authenticity for shoes approved for sale on its site. Counterfeit sneakers are rampant online for some of the most sought after basketball brands.

Microsoft and National Geographic Announce AI For Earth Innovation Grant Winners

Eleven changemakers have been selected to receive Microsoft and National Geographic AI for Earth Innovation Grants to apply artificial intelligence (AI) to help understand and protect the planet. Each AI for Earth Innovation Grant recipient will be awarded between $45,000 and $200,000 to support their innovative projects.

M12 And VC Partners Award $4M To Two Women-led Companies

On Tuesday, Microsoft Corp. venture fund M12, in partnership with EQT Ventures and SVB Financial Group, announced the two winners of the Female Founders Competition: Acerta and Mental Canvas. The companies and their founders, Greta Cutulenco (CEO and co-founder, Acerta) and Julie Dorsey (founder and chief scientist, Mental Canvas) beat out several hundred applicants to receive $2 million each in venture funding, along with access to technology resources and more to help progress the future of their businesses.

Earlier this year, M12 and its partners kicked off the global event in a bid to not only find and fund innovative female entrepreneurs, but also to spotlight the funding gap that exists and the need for more equitable distribution of capital. Hundreds of startups across North America, Europe and Israel applied, providing a glimpse into the potential opportunity and untapped talent in the market.

Intel to Showcase Technology For The Next Era of Computing at CES 2019

Intel technology is the foundation for many of the world’s most important innovations and advances. At CES 2019, Intel will highlight the future of computing and explore advancements in the client, network, cloud and edge designed to unlock human potential.

Join Intel executives, Client Computing Group Senior Vice President Gregory Bryant and Data Center Group Executive Vice President Navin Shenoy, who will take the stage to showcase news related to innovations in client computing, data center, artificial intelligence, 5G and more. During the event, Intel will touch on how expanding technology capabilities have a direct impact on human experiences. Please note, there is limited seating. Doors open to press and analysts at 3:30 p.m. PST.

Record Number of Intel Employee Volunteers Give Back across the Globe

In celebration of Intel’s 50th anniversary, the company set a goal for 50,000 employees to volunteer 1 million hours around the world in 2018. Intel announced today that it exceeded that goal with more than 63,000 employees – nearly 60 percent of its total employee population – giving more than 1 million hours of their time in 28 countries to date.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Politicians Against Net Neutrality Have All Taken Money From Telecoms

This is my shocked face...😏😏

That leaves 18 Democrats in the House who have yet to sign the petition, which is, again, the only hope Congress has of voting and passing this resolution to restore net neutrality this year. A Motherboard review of FEC filings shows that each of the representatives has taken thousands of dollars in campaign contributions from one or more major telecom companies, including AT&T, Verizon, Comcast, and the National Cable Television Association (NCTA), an ISP trade group.

The Epic Store, In Its Current State, is Not Good for Anyone

This guy has some valid points. I think it's just strange coming from the mouth of an actual game developer.

Let me be clear: I am not against making money. If you had the choice between buying my game on Steam and the Epic launcher and chose the Epic launcher to give me more money, I would be grateful. Perhaps you don’t care about any of those features that Epic doesn’t have, and you just want to play the game. That’s perfectly valid and certainly encouraged! I love money. What I don’t love is the restriction of that freedom to choose- with Epic’s launcher, the only way they can funnel customers into their launcher is by locking everyone else out. Outside of a larger dev cut, no one would or should ever choose the Epic launcher as their go-to store, short of very specific circumstances (maybe all you play is Fortnite and want to expand your game library to 2, or maybe you just really have it out for Steam).

This Man Wins The Internet

Holy crap this is funny! Thanks to Jake Farmer for the heads up.

Cool Video of the Day

You guys have to see this video.

Whistleblower Tried to Stop Self-Driving Car Disaster

So why hasn't anything been done about this? Why wasn't this guy taken seriously? What happens now?

Robbie Miller, a manager in the testing-operations group, sent an 890-word email to Eric Meyhofer, the head of Uber’s autonomous vehicle unit, Jon Thomason, VP of software, and five other executives and lawyers on March 13. In the email, which is here and also is pasted at the bottom of this article, Mr. Miller warned that Uber’s self-driving cars being tested are “routinely in accidents resulting in damage. This is usually the result of poor behavior of the operator [backup driver] or the AV [autonomous vehicle] technology.”

SteelSeries Arctis Pro Wireless Review

TweakTown has published a review of SteelSeries's Arctis Pro Wireless. Make sure you guys head on over and give the review a read.

Every so often I like to step back from the barrage of storage and networking and look at products that don't get much traffic here at TweakTown. Audio for us has been one of the topics, but today we just couldn't pass up the opportunity to check out the latest from SteelSeries, the Arctis Pro Wireless.

Google Has 'No Plans' To Launch Chinese Search Engine

So why would you "continue to study the idea" if you have "no plans" to launch a search engine in China?

Google has “no plans” to relaunch a search engine in China though it is continuing to study the idea, Chief Executive Sundar Pichai told a U.S. congressional panel on Tuesday amid increased scrutiny of big tech firms.

Beyond Good and Evil 2: New Gameplay Update

I am sooooo looking forward to this game.

Amazon’s Homegrown Chips Threaten Silicon Valley Giant Intel

I think it will be a good idea to see how Amazon's homegrown CPUs perform compared to Intel's offerings before declaring them an actual threat.

Amazon does not plan to sell this chip directly to customers, but the decision by one of the world’s biggest buyers of computer processors to go the do-it-yourself route is likely to have a major impact on Intel, the iconic Silicon Valley chip maker.

Crucial P1 1TB M.2 NVMe SSD Review

If you are looking for a new solid state drive, you might want to check out NikKTech's review of the Crucial P1 1TB M.2 SSD.

Whether or not the P1 1TB M.2 NVMe SSD by Crucial is a good choice for non-demanding consumers however also largely depends on cost and with a current price tag set at USD169.99 inside the USA (Amazon) and 177.10Euros inside the EU (Amazon DE) we fell it is.

What is a Fourier Series?

Smarter Every Day is once again putting your as in the know.

Fake Chinese SD Card Scam!

Linus is at it again. This time around he is taking on fake 1TB Chinese SD cards bought off eBay.

Seagate And Tape Ark Announce Partnership

Seagate today announced a partnership with Tape Ark, enabling businesses around the world to migrate tape-archived data to the cloud using secure and proven processes. Thus, valuable latent data can be restored, preserved and once again made instantly accessible. Seagate’s Lyve Data Services, powered by Tape Ark, will be moving these legacy data archives online, bringing massive datasets back to life, thereby extracting tremendous value and enabling businesses to mine their data for significant insights.

Parisian Trio Navigates Autonomous Cargo Ships

It started as friends hacking a radio-controlled boat over a weekend for fun. What happened next is classic Silicon Valley: Three childhood buddies parlay robotics and autonomous vehicle skills into an autonomous ship startup and cold-call the world’s third-largest cargo shipper. 

San Francisco-based Shone — founded by Parisian classmates Ugo Vollmer, Clement Renault and Antoine de Maleprade — has made a splash in maritime and startup circles. The company landed a pilot deal with shipping giant CMA CGM and recently won industry recognition.

Berkeley’s Sergey Levine Coaxes Robots to Enjoy Their Childhood

Imagine robots straining to grip door handles. Or lifting plastic bananas and dropping them into dog bowls. Or struggling to push Lego pieces around a metal bin. If you visited the laboratory of professor Sergey Levine at the University of California at Berkeley, you might see some puzzling scenes.

Monday, December 10, 2018

Monthly Site Maintenance Underway

Our monthly site maintenance is underway this morning. If you are accessing the site, you should still be able to read reviews and news up to this point. Unfortunately, there will be no new content posted over the next few hours. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Cooler Master MasterCase SL600M Review

You guys know the drill, take a moment today to head on over to Tom's Hardware and read my review of the Cooler Master MasterCase SL600M. Trust me, you'll be glad you did.
If you are in the market for a high performance gaming chassis but you don't necessarily want a case that looks like it belongs in a competitive eSports tournament, Cooler Master's MasterCase SL600M might be just what you are looking for. 

Doom Co-Creator John Romero Teases New Game

Tomorrow, on the 25th anniversary of the release of DOOM, John Romero will announce his latest game.

25 years ago DOOM was released on December 10th. To celebrate this momentous occasion, Romero Games will announce pre-orders for a project John Romero just completed. 

The Walking Dead Episode 3 Next Month

Blue's News pointed out that The Walking Dead Episode 3 is coming out next month.

We’re excited to share that episode three of TELLTALE’S THE WALKING DEAD: THE FINAL SEASON is coming to all platforms on January 15, 2019. Check out the teaser for Episode 3: Broken Toys below. Also, if you’d like to react to the trailer, we’d be more than happy to add you into our Skybound compilation. Just upload to YouTube and tag us on Twitter with the hashtag #Telltale3React and #StillNotBitten 

Hulu Plans For Ad Breaks During Pausing

Here's an insanely stupid idea...playing ads when you pause Hulu. Remind me again why you pause a show you are watching? To go to the bathroom, get a beer / snack, answer the phone, etc. etc.. That means these "pause-vertisements" will be playing when no one is actually in the room watching TV. 😒

One solution being floated right now? ‘Pause-vertising’ which is commercials that play during pausing of episodes. Jeremy Helfand, vice president and head of advertising platforms for Hulu, says that streaming service intends to unveil ‘pause ads’ in 2019 which will take advantage of “a natural break in the storytelling experience”.

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Star Citizen Engine Lawsuit May End

It looks like Crytek has three weeks to get their poop together and file an amended motion.

In light of the foregoing, the Court GRANTS with leave to amend Defendant's MTD. Within 21 days from the date of this order, Plaintiff shall file a Third Amended Complain addressing the deficiencies discusses in this Order or notify Defendants and the Court that it does not intend to amend. Thereafter, Defendants shall file their response within 21 days.

Arozzi Sfera, Sfera Pro & Colonna USB Microphones Review

If the crew at NikKTech calls the Arozzi Sfera, Sfera Pro & Colonna USB microphones "must have," then you know they are definitely worth your time and money. 

Whether you're an amateur or professional streamer or you're just using Skype, Viber or any other service for PC calls a quality USB microphone like the Sfera, Sfera Pro and/or the Colonna by Arozzi is a must have.

XPG SX8200 Pro Review

Vortez has published a review of the XPG SX8200 Pro that is definitely worth the click to go check out.

What’s new with the SX8200 Pro? Firstly, we get increased speeds, bumping up to 3500MB/s and 3000MB/s, read and write, respectively. The SX8200 was limited to 3200MB/s and 1700MB/s. IOPS are also vastly improved, with 390,000 and 380,000 read and write, representing around a 30% increase on the previous. Speed isn’t the only improvement, capacity also gets a little bump, with each tier being stepped up slightly, with the 480GB model now arriving with 512GB, for example.

Asustor AS4004T Low-Cost 10GbE NAS Review

If you are looking for a low-cost 10GbE NAS, I highly recommend you check out this review of the Asustor AS4004T NAS at TweakTown.

The NAS is the last piece of the puzzle for many shippers and prices have started at $700+ with 10GbE connectivity that maximize your host system's NVMe SSD capabilities. Asustor thought that was too much and designed a storage-focused system to deliver 10GbE connectivity for less than $400. Today we're looking at the Asustor AS4004T.

How Large GPU Clusters Aid Understanding of Galaxy Formation

A research team at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and Princeton University has been pushing these limits. Led by Brant Robertson, of UC Santa Cruz and NASA Hubble Fellow Evan Schneider, the team has been optimizing its use of NVIDIA GPUs and deep learning tools to accommodate larger calculations. The goal: expand its ability to do more accurate hydrodynamic simulations, and thereby gain a better understanding of how galaxies are formed.

Friday, December 7, 2018

Thermaltake Level 20 GT RGB Review

Make sure you guys take a moment today to read my review of the Thermaltake Level 20 GT RGB at Tom's Hardware today.
Performance and options aside, this chassis' biggest selling point is its sophisticated styling and unique appearance. Even though looks are subjective, we think it is safe to say that the design of the Level 20 GT RGB will be the deciding factor more most, regardless of price.

Far Cry New Dawn Trailer

Ummm, what in the hell is this?  The cringe-worthy narration alone is enough to make me think twice about pre-ordering. I think I'll just wait to see how the reviews are before plopping down my hard earned money.

All The Big Announcements At The 2018 Game Awards

For those of you that missed the 2018 Game Awards, there is a recap posted today at Kotaku.

The 2018 Game Awards have come and gone. You can see a list of all the winners here, but if you missed anything, here’s what happened during this night of very pretty music from Red Dead Redemption 2, and also Rivers Cuomo in an aviator jacket.

HP Spectre Folio Review

The review staff at HotHardware say that the HP Spectre Folio is a luxurious leather-clad beauty. Hit the link for the complete review.

Meet the HP Spectre Folio, the company’s latest ultra-portable 2-in-1 13-inch hybrid notebook that embraces a bit of what also makes things like luxury cars great – high-quality leather and classy design. While Microsoft only adorns its keyboards with Alcantara, HP covers the entire Spectre Folio exterior in supple, textured leather that transforms it into a more organic accessory, rather than just a sterile productivity, entertainment or content creation tool. 

U.S. Readies Charges Against Chinese Hackers

The Wall Street Journal, citing "people familiar with the matter," claims that prosecutors will unseal criminal charges against Chinese hackers as soon as next week.

U.S. officials have described the hacking campaign as one of the most audacious and damaging orchestrated by China to date, intended to steal intellectual property and support Beijing’s espionage goals. The hacks have allowed intruders potential access to scores of American companies and government agencies that rely on the service providers for a wide range of digital tasks, such as the remote management of technology infrastructure or cloud storage.

ADATA HD830 4TB Portable HDD

The crew at TweakTown say that the ADATA HD830 4TB portable hard drive is so tough you can park a truck on it.

The Durable lineup from ADATA has been a solid lineup of solutions, and we have reviewed many of them. The HD830 is likely one of the most robust models we have seen as ADATA has traded the typical sealed plastic enclosure for an aluminum enclosure with heat sink design.

Avengers 4 Endgame Trailer

I can't wait!!

Epic Games Store Is Live!

Epic Games Store is now open for business!

The Epic Games store is now open, featuring awesome high-quality games from other developers. Our goal is to bring you great games, and to give game developers a better deal: they receive 88% of the money you spend, versus only 70% elsewhere. This helps developers succeed and make more of the games you love.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider Free Trial

I noticed over at Blue's News that there is a free trial for Shadow of the Tomb Raider going on.

Experience the beginning of Lara Croft's defining adventure with the Shadow of the Tomb Raider Free Trial. Journey to Cozumel, Mexico in the midst of The Day of the Dead celebrations, where Lara and her trusted friend Jonah must race against Trinity to find a hidden tomb.

Silicon Power Armor A85M 5TB

Need an external hard drive? The crew at Real Hardware Reviews recommend that you read their review of the Silicon Power Armor A85M 5TB.

The Silicon Power Armor A85M 5TB is a very good external storage solution that will not be out of place on a high-end OSX system. The only minor issue is that the non-M variant will look just as good and only take a quick formatting and software download to work just as well. That is the fly in the ointment of an otherwise excellent device.

Get Company of Heroes 2 for Free

Make sure you guys get in line to get your free copy of Company of Heroes 2! As always, thanks to Blue's News for the heads up.

From December 6th at 10AM PT until December 10th at 10AM PT, players who have yet to dive in to this critically acclaimed World War 2 real-time strategy game can do so for free! Anyone who logs on to Steam during this period can add the Company of Heroes 2 base game to their library, and it's theirs to keep after the promotion ends.

Sounds of Mars: NASA’s InSight Senses Martian Wind

This is pretty awesome.

AI Is Learning To Detect Fake News

There’s nothing fake about this news. With “fake news” embedding itself into, well, our news, it’s become more important than ever to distinguish between content that is fake or authentic. That’s why Vagelis Papalexakis, a professor of computer science at the University of California, Riverside, developed an algorithm that, so far, detects fake news with 75 percent accuracy.

Underwater Drone Unlocks Secrets of the Deep

Capturing beautiful images from dizzying heights and out-of-reach locations is becoming the norm thanks to aerial drones. But for those more at home under the waves, there has been no comparable offering. Notilo Plus, a Marseille, France-based startup and member of the NVIDIA Inception program, is diving into this opportunity with iBubble — the world’s first autonomous underwater drone.

Intel Announces Neuromorphic Computing Research Collaborators

Intel named academic, government and corporate research groups participating in its Intel Neuromorphic Research Community (INRC) and discussed research progress from the inaugural INRC symposium held in October. The goal of the INRC is to tackle the challenges facing the adoption of neuromorphic architectures for mainstream computing applications. INRC members will use Intel’s Loihi research chip as the architectural focal point for research and development. Intel hopes the findings of this community will drive future improvement of neuromorphic architectures, software and systems, eventually leading to the commercialization of this promising technology.

Intel Survey Finds People Are Excited about the Future 5G

Americans are excited about the future of 5G-enabled entertainment and are willing to pay more, but there is still much the industry needs to do to create anticipation and close the 5G knowledge gap, a new study from Intel says. 

“Digital disruption is eroding the borders that once separated entertainment, media, technology and telecommunications companies. The next generation of media and entertainment growth is not just about what content companies create but how seamlessly customers can access it and the unique ways they can interact with it.” –Jonathan Wood, general manager of Business Development & Partnerships, 5G Next Generation and Standards at Intel

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Fallout From The Fallout 76 Debacle Continues

To put it nicely,  Bethesda needs to get its poop in group.

But to borrow a term that Bethesda itself used to describe the game's pre-release beta period, Fallout 76 is facing a new "spectacular issue," albeit one that's technically outside of the game client. Instead, the issue comes from the game's equally troubled $200 Power Armor edition: buyers of the Power Armor edition who went to Bethesda's site to resolve the issue were seeing their personally identifying data (PID) leaked to everybody else who was trying to resolve the issue.

Logitech Circle 2 Security Camera

Logitech's Circle 2 security camera is on the test bench at Overclockers Club today.

The Circle 2 comes in two flavors - wired, which is what I have today, and a battery-powered version. The camera pops into the included mounting base and is rotated to the proper orientation. Pretty simple. The base has a receiver for a magnetic mount (sold separately) or you can just place it on a table top, although it is a little top-heavy when not secured to one of the bases.

Amazon Warehouse Robot Sprays Workers With Bear Repellent

<insert Mortal Kombat voice> It has begun. </voice>

A robot malfunctioned in a New Jersey Amazon warehouse and tore open a can of bear spray, sending 24 workers to the hospital on Wednesday.

Crucial P1 NVMe 1TB and 500GB Review

LanOC has published a review of the 1TB and 500GB versions of Crucial's new P1 NVMe  solid state drives.

The name for their NVMe is fitting, they call it the P1. They are using four bit per cell QLC NAND like the Intel 660p and they aren’t aiming for the top end of the market with this drive. This is more of an entry level NVMe drive and I’m excited to see what kind of performance you can expect at a price point that people are more likely to look to spend.

FiiO M7 Portable High Resolution Music Player Review

How many of you guys actually use a stand alone music player? Everyone I know just uses their phone these days.
FiiO is among the most popular music player manufacturers in the market currently and after testing their "entry-level" yet quite interesting M3K model today with us we have their "mid-end" M7 Portable High Resolution Music Player.

Enermax LiqFusion 240 ARGB AIO Review

Oddball naming aside, the Enermax LiqFusion 240 ARGB all-in-one cooler seems to be quite impressive.

Enermax tries to set itself apart with unique optical highlights in the AIO water cooling market. How well the Enermax LiqFusion 240 looks and whether it can convince with cooling performance, we have tested in the new review, including new videos and of course again with 360 degrees view. 

Best Tech Stocking Stuffers 2018

Tom's Hardware has put together a list of the Best Tech Stocking Stuffers 2018 that is definitely worth checking out.

Many tech gifts are big and expensive, but they don't have to be. With holiday expenses nothing to sneeze at, you'll likely want to get some friends and family members lower-cost items. We've collected a few of our favorite small and somewhat affordable gifts that you can give as stocking stuffers or as little extra treats during the holiday season.

Ethereum Down 93% From Its January High

Ouch! How low will it go?

The month-long cryptocurrency slide continued overnight with ether, the cryptocurrency of the Ethereum network, falling below $100 for the first time since May 2017. Ether's value is down 93 percent from its January high above $1,400.

Holiday Hack of the Day

Only gamers will get this but it is epic none the less. 😎

Deal of the Day

Holy cow! Walmart is selling a Sharp 65" 4K HDTV for $480. I don't earn anything off posting this deal, I just thought it was too good not to mention!

Mark Zuckerberg Dismissed The Risks Of Sharing User Data

Why would Mark Zuckerberg care about the risks of sharing user data? As long as he makes money, why would he give a rat's ass?

As Facebook continues to face scrutiny over its privacy practices following the Cambridge Analytica debacle, ongoing investigations into the company are giving us a look at what kind of access Facebook gave other companies to its user data as well as the discussions surrounding those decisions. 

Bethesda Announces Quake Champions Battle Pass

This post on the Quake Champions blog announces a Quake Champions Battle Pass (think Fortnite).

That’s why we’re excited to announce some major changes to the progression system of Quake Champions. By revising these features, we aim to improve how players earn rewards for their hard-earned experience – as well as introduce a completely new way to get rewards that fraggers old and new will appreciate!

Corsair K70 RGB MK.2 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review

Honestly, with as many people talking about how much they like Corsair's K70 RGB MK.2 mechanical gaming keyboard, I think I might have to pick one of them up.

The Corsair K70 RGB MK.2 is easily the best keyboard we have reviewed from Corsair and is one of the best keyboard options out there, period.

Arctic BioniX P120 Review

If you pick up a handful of these fans you can actually tell people you have BioniX in your case. 😂

Today we look at one of their new 120mm fan offerings, the BioniX P120. This new fan is optimised for increased static pressure, making it useful on heatsinks and radiators, while other refinements include reduced power consumption through the use of a Neodym-Iron-Boron-Magnet motor, decreased motor vibration with clever magnet placement and, perhaps best of all, an extended lifespan via reduced operating temperatures.

Intel Drone Solutions Modernize Bridge Inspections

Intel collaborated with two departments of transportation to improve bridge inspections, supplementing manual inspections of the Daniel Carter Beard Bridge connecting Ohio and Kentucky and the Stone Arch Bridge in Minnesota. Throughout the inspections, Intel’s advanced automated commercial drone hardware and software solutions increased efficiency and produced more reliable data in a fraction of the time and cost of traditional methods.

Elite AI Researchers Win First TITAN RTX GPUs at NeurIPS

That’s what an audience of 500 leading deep learning researchers were asking themselves Tuesday night when we announced we’re giving away TITAN RTX GPUs to 10 lucky attendees. The randomly chosen developers will be among the world’s first to get their hands on the first TITAN GPUs built with NVIDIA’s Turing architecture. Nicknamed T-Rex, TITAN RTX is the most powerful GPU for the PC ever, delivering faster training and inferencing speeds, plus twice the memory of previous-generation TITAN GPUs. They provide tremendous performance for AI research and data science. Held in Montreal at the Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (known as NeurIPS), the gathering also featured an original AI-composed tune — inspired by Queen and performed live by a tribute band.

Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition

Another week, another set of AMD drivers. This update to AMD's driver software suite brings new game support, stability updates and a host of other fixes. The highlights of this latest driver release include:

Support For
  • Epic Games Store
Known Issses
  • Some systems running multiple displays may experience mouse lag when at least one display is enabled but powered off.
  • Assassin’s Creed™: Odyssey may experience a game crash at certain locations of the game on Windows®7 enabled system configurations.